I get that feeling too.
In a new interview the Holy Father discusses his Pontificate. It's really very touching. He said he gets the feeling his papacy will last maybe four or five years.
“I have the feeling that my pontificate will be brief: four or five years; I do not know, even two or three. Two have already passed. It is a somewhat vague sensation. Maybe it’s like the psychology of the gambler who convinces himself he will lose so he won’t be disappointed and if he wins, is happy. I do not know. But I feel that the Lord has placed me here for a short time, and nothing more … But it is a feeling. I always leave the possibility open.” - Pope FrancisIt makes me sad. It also seems to explain why and how he is doing so much in such a short time.
Sometimes I think he will be gone so fast that even his critics will be brought to their knees in overwhelming grief.
Praying for the Holy Father.
Today the Holy Father also announced a Holy Year/Jubilee Year of Mercy, to commence on December 8th, 2015. Details here. This is wonderful news and it is a wonderful time to begin to prepare for it.